Nazis, Trolls and the Grateful Dead: Turmoil among Sweden’s Folklorists

A story of love, betrayal and impending war became entwined with upheavals that affect the discipline of folklore to this day.

Tapping the Admiral: Nelson, Trafalgar & the Corpse in the Cask

The phrase “Tapping the Admiral” originates from a piece of folklore surrounding the death of Horatio Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar in October of 1805.

Speaking to the Dead: Necromancy in Magic and Folklore

So, what is necromancy and what does it have to do with folklore? Come with me, and let’s enter the peculiar world of death divination…

Dark Folklore: The Hand of Glory in Folk Magic

We’ve all heard of the infamous hand of glory, the hand of a dead man, hanged for his crimes, and it’s often said that it could be used to open any lock.

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